This is a 19th Century Rare German Figural Candle Holder that stands 8 & 3/4" tall. The Figurine of the Gentleman is perfect, actually what is gone isn't very noticeable, with only 2 of the tree limbs having small missing portions. There are two little birds / doves perched on the tree limbs ( with flowers that look like Dogwood blooms, on the tree limbs ) by this enduring little person in his elaborate outfit, wearing a jacket and hat. He even is wearing a belt and his shoes have buckles on them, along with bows on either side of his knickers. The colors done are in soft creams, beige, white and gold. It is marked with a blue underglaze "Y" or 'U" with a long line underneath mark and has an impressed number " 28 ". This mark for "Christian Nonne / Volkstedt, Thuringia, Germany (E. Germany) / Porcelain, blue underglaze 1767-1800 ( 1762- present ) ( various names & owners, now Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Manufactory VEB )" Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks" by Ralph & Terry Kovel on page 132 / Lines / under"'M".
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